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Multi-country cOllaborative project on the rOle of Diet, FOod-related behaviour, and Obesity in the prevention of Depression (MooDFOOD)

Objective

MooDFOOD is a Multi-country cOllaborative project on the rOle of Diet, Food-related behaviour, and Obesity in the prevention of Depression. Depression is one of the most prevalent, severe and disabling disorders in the EU and places a heavy burden on individuals and families. A large proportion of the EU population is overweight which increases depression risk. Improving food-related behaviour and nutrient status offer opportunities to prevent depression, specifically for people prone to being overweight. The MooDFOOD consortium combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology and uses a unique integrative approach. Existing high quality data of longitudinal prospective European cohort studies will be combined with new data from surveys, short-term experiments and a long-term preventive intervention study. This approach will provide insight in the causality of the link between diet and depression and underlying pathways, and will identify which modifications related to depression lead to beneficial dietary changes and lower the environmental burden of the diet. Knowledge on all these aspects will be integrated and used to develop novel nutritional strategies to prevent depression. The MooDFOOD consortium aims 1) to gain a better understanding of the psychological, lifestyle and environmental pathways underlying the multi-faceted, bidirectional links of food intake, nutrient status, food-related behaviour and obesity with depression and 2) to develop and disseminate innovative evidence-based, feasible, effective and sustainable nutritional strategies for the prevention of clinical depression. In close collaboration with stakeholders and experts MooDFOOD will transform these nutritional strategies into guidelines and practical tools to guide policy at EU- and Member State levels. Promotion through extensive European networks will lower the risk of depression and contribute to overall health of all EU citizens.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 979 464,87
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Leijen (Dr.)

Participants (15)

AZIENDA SANITARIA DI FIRENZE

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Piazza Santa Maria Nuova 1
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilaria Monici (Mrs.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 838,03
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kamila Kolasinska (Ms.)
AZIENDA UNITA' SANITARIA LOCALE TOSCANA CENTRO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 100
Address
Piazza Santa Maria Nuova 1
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilaria Monici (Mrs.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 333 646,92
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingibjorg Gunnarsdottir (Mrs.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 413 040
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edwin Groenewegen Van Wijk (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 488 789,28
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikkel Larsen (Mr.)
STICHTING GGZ INGEEST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 174 234,30
Address
Overschiestraat 57
1062 HN Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dana Menist (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 872 145,03
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 177 585,90
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Garcias (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 831 405
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Fuchs (Mr.)
EFICOM MARKETUDES SARL

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 359 646,67
Address
Rue Guy De Maupassant 32
76790 Etretat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Boulos (Ms.)
European Association for the Study of Obesity
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 378 730
Address
High Street 113-119
TW12 1NJ Hampton Hill
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Euan Woodward (Mr.)
EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEPRESSION EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 538
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Janine Quittschalle (Ms.)
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS ADVOCACY NETWORKS EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 69 366
Address
Rue Du Trone 60
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Arteel (Mr.)
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric Van Der Meulen (Mr.)